The latest What Kids Are Reading report finds that secondary school students aren't challenging themselves – and it could limit their choices later in life.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
Amid concerns about Australia’s position in international literacy rankings, parents are an untapped resource for improving literacy.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.
Should children with reading difficulties get their hearing checked?
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
Humans and computers are collaborating to create a new genre of 'synthetic literature'. But how does it work and can a computer ever really be creative?
Parents want to do everything they can to get their kids' school year off to a good start. Here's why talking with them is one of the best ways to do that.
Data shows that the gender wage gap can be partially explained by how different skills and psychological traits are treated in the labour market.
The shortlist is out, but who wins? You decide.
The mass generation of customised content may have very real social implications.
Why are parents increasingly inserting their child's name into stories?
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?
Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
This year's preliminary NAPLAN results show Australian students are flatlining after ten years of the controversial tests.
Eye-tracking research reveals that children are likely to read new words faster and easier if they have heard the words before.